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Group Membership and Context of Participation in Electoral Politics among Korean, Chinese, and Filipino Americans

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Authors
Oh, Sookhee
Issue Date
2013-06
Publisher
Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Center for Social Sciences, Seoul National University
Citation
Development and Society, Vol.42 No.1, pp. 137-160
Keywords
Electoral PoliticsKorean AmericansChinese AmericansFilipino Americans
Abstract
Asian Americans have fallen behind other ethnic groups with regard to political participation, despite being one of the fastest growing populations and having achieved socioeconomic advantages over the last few decades. This paper examines this puzzle by looking at a demographic and socioeconomic portrait of major Asian-American groups and their participation patterns in electoral politics. The paper focuses on a host of factors, such as group membership, generation, assimilation, and political and community contexts, that go beyond individual level attributes. The paper explores particularly how group-specific political and community contexts mediate voting behavior differently or similarly across three major Asian groups—Korean, Chinese, and Filipino Americans—based on a review of existing research, secondary data from the Current Population Surveys of 2000, 2004, and 2008, and the 2011 American Community Survey.
ISSN
1598-8074
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/86772
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